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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    It's nice when you hit a milestone like that in such a project!
    Now it is just all that little stuff to chip away at.
    Way to go!
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Thanks guys! It definitely has little bugs to chip away at. Trip nav decided to smolder itself to death, right side headlights are super dim (guessing ground issue), headlight doors stopped working again, still needs alignment. But, it was nice to drive it again before the passing of another year.
    Rob M.
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Any updates? It sounds like you are using the stock TIII SBEC?

    I have a 2.5L TIII I built for my '91 Spirit R/T. I plan to get it running this summer and break-in on the stock SBEC....but after that I would love to get a properly calibrated TIII SBEC for the 2.5L. Not sure where to go for that these days.
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Awesome, glad to see someone is working on their stuff, mine is still sitting. Good news is, Pantina is getting really good now, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Very happy to hear it rob. I’m hoping you have more success than most people with the 2.5 tiii
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    How many people have put together a 2.5 TIII which improves it over a 2.2?

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    How many people have put together a 2.5 TIII which improves it over a 2.2?
    Only a few have built them, I'd call mine a success, if I would stop meddling with it,
    1989 FWD Turbo Caravan-2.5 TIII, GT35R, auto, a/c, cruise, pwr windows/locks, fully loaded with interior and ran with full exhaust. RETIRED FOR A FEW YEARS! 12.57@104 :O)
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    I want to build one, I really do!

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